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Section: General News - Asean governments will be urged next month to call for a Commission of Inquiry on Burma by the UN Human Rights Council. But the new Asean Human Rights Body will face a wide range of problems and requests, the Bangkok Post reports.
As soon as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) completes setting up a workable human rights mechanism in light of its aspiring new status as a rules-based entity next year, the 10-member organisation will have to grapple with the old debate about the merits of non-interference.
The long-time issue of Burma would be even more critical now that the military junta has opted for a ruthless approach against its political dissidents.
After five meetings, the High Level Panel (HLP) on the Asean Human Rights Body (AHRB) has agreed in principle …